Monday, March 10, 2014

What A Ride! My 1,000th Post!!!




Today's post was going to be all snark and caustic wit, about something or other mundane or trivial, which was going to be hugely amusing, when I realized...

…this is my 1,000th post.

Wow.

One thousand posts.

What a milestone.

One thousand times, I've put "pen to paper", so to speak, and been inspired with something to write about.

One thousand times, I've taken that inspiration and sat behind the computer, starting with words and putting them into paragraphs….

One thousand times, I've then taken those paragraphs and arranged them into a story…

One thousand times, I've then taken the story, found a related photo, dreamed of a title, and then hit the "Publish" button…

One thousand times, I've wondered if, after hitting "Publish", anyone is reading my stories…and what their reaction is…

Are they amused? Inspired? Pissed? Will they comment? (I love comments, by the way.)

It's been a long journey to arrive at my 1,000th post…starting this blog in the last month of 2008, I had no idea where it would take me…and if I would still even be blogging five years later…and yet, here I am.

One thousand posts.

During that time, some amazing things have happened along the way…I've been to some really cool places…I've met some truly inspirational people…I've gone through some awfully tough times, but pulled through…and I've been fortunate enough to write about all of these along the way.

One thousand posts.

Well…here's to putting "pen to paper" and starting my next 1,000 posts. Who knows where that journey will lead to? Who will I meet along the way? What cool places I will visit? What tough times are in store for me?

As my blog title promises, it's all about the "Adventures of a Middle-Aged Drama Queen" - and so I'll be here, enjoying life and it's adventures all along the way…and I hope you, Dear Readers, will still be here right beside me.

And always feel free to comment. Bloggers love comments.

Peace.

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9 comments:

Susan Wilson said...

I'll take the bait! Congrats on your 1000th post! I think I may have been along the way for about 250 of them or so, since I found your blog after reading a couple of your Cruise Critic reports. We have cruises, Disney, travel and philanthropy in common, so I always get excited when I see your blog come up on my Feedly feed. Thanks for blogging - it is inspirational. And having a blog myself, I know how important those comments are!

MomtoCCC said...

Congrats on 1000 posts. I love reading your blog - keep up the great work (or words!)

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Congrats on your 1,000 posts. I, too, love reading your blog. I travel through you, cause you've been to more places than I'll ever see in my lifetime!! (green with envy here) Loved your Mardis Gras post!! Wish they stuff like that here.
Keep writing...I'll be reading, even if I don't comment all the time!!!
Lois

Cathy said...

Hi Sherri, I'm guilty of loving each and every one of your 1,000 posts without commenting...but no more! I'm standing and applauding loudly right now! In a crazy busy world looking after work, family, homework, the dog, etc., etc. taking a few minutes to catch up with your latest adventure is a welcome respite FOR SURE :) Speaking of adventures...we're sailing out of Miami this Saturday for a much anticipated 14 days around the islands, wanna come!!

Sherri O said...

Aw, thanks, everyone! I appreciate all of your kind words, your support, and your encouragement! Sometimes, when there's been no feedback for several posts, it can be discouraging, as you begin to wonder if anyone's out there…so I DO appreciate you taking the time to comment!

And Cathy - be careful what you ask for…Remember poor Steve and Amy - a last-minute invitation to cruise with them, and all of a sudden, they had an adult Klingon! ;) Have fun on your cruise - wish I COULD join you!

Cathy said...

Ha, ha...I do remember Steve and Amy -- that's why I asked! I'll be looking out for you ;)

BarbGK said...

Ah, Sherri - I too have been reading your blogs since your reviews on Cruise Critic - your reviews are an absolute hoot and your blogs are just as much fun. My daughter is getting married this fall and I sent her your CC review on your med cruise - since that is her honeymoon of choice. She LOVED LOVED LOVED it and was laughing the whole time, but most importantly got so much great tips and info that you provided along with that humor of yours. So thank-you and please continue writing. (Just The 3 Of Us) Hugs! Barb

Nikki Macon said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts. I too am one who enjoys reading your blog but don't comment often. I have been along since your cruise critic review of the Med cruise. Keep up the good work.

Nikki

Terri H said...

I discovered you on Cruise Critic, and then found out about your blog, and now I am a huge fan! You tell it like it is, with warmth, sensitivity, brutal honesty, and a great sense of humor! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! I hope you continue this post for many years to come...